NEW FOR 2019
Our Advisory Board members, highly experienced C-Level executives in a variety of SC sectors, met last October to discuss the problems, solutions and opportunities for the industry, with a particular focus on companies 'going digital'.
The conclusions formed the basis of our Agenda to ensure the topics are current and are genuine issues facing the industry :
Ripping Up The Rule Book
Re-Aligning People, Process, Culture & Technology for Maximum Resilience in a Constantly Changing World
Across the globe, the rule book is being torn up for supply chain and logistics planning, operations and the professionals tasked with marshalling the services, assets and people to deliver the goods. Automation and digitalisation are disrupting traditional business models, consumer expectations, supply chain, logistics and transport networks at an unprecedented pace and scale – and the speed of technology development will never be as slow as it is today.
As long-established roles, relationships and markets are swept away on a transformative tide of technology, industry professionals are tasked with disrupting from within, redefining reality and reinventing supply chain and logistics ecosystems – all while continuing to operate in the here and now. This is no mean feat and there is much trial and error to come, under the glare of a more informed C-suite, customers, suppliers, public and regulators, all of whom expect more transparency, visibility and information than ever before. Supply chain, logistics and freight transport are no longer the “invisible professions” and the ethical, environmental, governance, safety, social and security dimensions of modern supply chains are arguably just as pressing as technology transformation. Indeed, these all go hand-in-hand.
Redefining and re-aligning the relationship between the physical and digital worlds is now an imperative and we are only at the start of the journey. But the gulf between leaders and laggards is widening, and this is not good for efficient supply chain ecosystems, where the weakest link can break the chain. Everyone needs to be brought on the journey and digital platforms and networks.will surely form part of the answer.
Eliminating waste, cost and friction is the vision and goal.
Through an integrated series of plenary sessions, discussion panels, topic drill-downs, case studies and interactive round table debates, the 21st Supply Chain & Logistics Summit will help you navigate today’s rapidly transforming business landscape, benchmark your strategy against your peers and design your roadmap for agile, sustainable and ethical productivity in an age of constant change. The accompanying Expo will connect you with innovators in physical and digital solutions for complex supply chain and logistics operations.
Join a trusted community of 500+ global supply chain and logistics leaders, peers, customers and suppliers in Antwerp this September to co-create the future. We look forward to seeing you there.
PLENARY PANELS – KEY THEMES
Disrupting From Within & Without – Dealing with Digital Transformation
Expect the Unexpected – Gearing Up for Constant Change
Caveat Emptor – The Lowdown on Global Logistics, Shipping & Transport
TRACK 1: SUPPLY CHAINS & NETWORKS – KEY THEMES
Digital Supply Chain Transformation & Innovation
Connectivity, Transparency & Control: Harnessing Blockchain, Big Data, Digital Platforms & the IoT
Customer Delight: What Does it Look Like Today?
Aligning Hearts, Minds, Processes & Wallets: Change Management Inside & Outside the Organisation
People, Process & Culture: Preparing the Groundwork for Effective Digital Transformation
Making Data Meaningful: AI, Advanced Analytics & Cognitive Tools
Adding the Inventory to S&OP
Planning & Forecasting on the Demand & Supply Side – How Do We Get Better At It?
People Matter: Diversity, Inclusion & Leadership for the Digital Age
Getting Serious About Sustainability: Reducing Supply Chain Waste & Environmental Impact
De-Risking the Supply Chain: Ethics, Governance, Safety & Compliance
De-Risking Supply Chains & Logistics Networks: Agile Strategies for a Volatile World
The Impact of 3D Printing & Other Disruptive Manufacturing Technologies And more to follow!
TRACK 2: LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT – KEY THEMES
The Moving Supply Chain – Aligning Transport & Logistics
Ecosystems with Demand Planning & Forecasting Next Generation Logistics Hubs, Clusters & Corridors
The Roadmap for Road Transportation – Clean, Connected & Increasingly Automated, But First Let’s Take Care of the Drivers
Intelligent Transport & Smart Mobility Solutions for the Last Mile
Logistics & Transportation Procurement & Collaboration in the Digital Age
Adding Value to Logistics Ecosystems with Big Data, Cloud Computing & Digital Platforms
AI & Advanced Analytics for Data-Driven Logistics & Transportation
The Future of Oceanfreight & How Changes in the Blue Economy will Impact Global Logistics
Hinterland Connectivity & Modal Shift
Climate Change & Sustainability – Rising to the Challenge
Next Steps for Automation & Digitalisation in Warehousing & Distribution –– Wearables, Cobots, Smarts & More
Autonomous Vehicles & Robotics in Logistics & Transportation
Trade Facilitation for the Digital Age – What Shippers Need to Know
INTERACTIVE ROUND TABLE PANEL DEBATES
Join your peers to benchmark your strategy, share learnings and map your next steps in live round table sessions
PLUS PRACTICAL, DEEP-DIVE WORKSHOP:
Brexit – Managing the Moving Feast - Customised Solutions for Brexit-impacted Supply Chains
The organisers reserve the right to alter the agenda and speakers
The agenda and speaker list is a work in progress and will be continually updated